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Evers, Mariele
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Chang Rundgren, S. N., Nyberg, L., Evers, M. & Alexandersson, J. (2015). Learning about flood risk: Comparing the Web-based and physical flood-walk learning environments. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 16(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning about flood risk: Comparing the Web-based and physical flood-walk learning environments
2015 (English)In: Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, ISSN 1609-4913, E-ISSN 1609-4913, Vol. 16, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Numerous of sustainable development related challenges are emerging today, e.g. flooding problems. Our group has developed ’the flood walk’ project since 2010 to convey flood risk knowledge in an authentic context. Considering the limitation of time and space to educate people the flood risk knowledge, we tried to transform the physical flood walk field trip into a Web-based virtual trip. In this study, we aim to examine whether the Web-based flood-walk environment can help participants to achieve the same learning outcome as its authentic counterpart. A total of 65 upper secondary school pupils participated in this study. The results illustrate that a physical experience is irreplaceable, and the importance of providing physical experiences for learners in both formal and informal education needs to be emphasised.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Keywords
Attitude; Flood; Learning environment; Risk knowledge; Web-based
National Category
Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology
Research subject
Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44815 (URN)2-s2.0-84973293693 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-08-15 Created: 2016-08-15 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M., Nyberg, L., Evers, M. & Hansson, M. (2013). Socialt lärande och studier av praktisk tillämpning: En undervisningsmodell som integrerar utbildning, samverkan och forskning (IntECR). In: : . Paper presented at 3:a Högskolepedagogiska utvecklingskonferensen i Karlstad 17 maj 2013 (pp. 1-2). Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialt lärande och studier av praktisk tillämpning: En undervisningsmodell som integrerar utbildning, samverkan och forskning (IntECR)
2013 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2013
Keywords
Socialt lärande, riskhantering, klimatanpassning
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27377 (URN)
Conference
3:a Högskolepedagogiska utvecklingskonferensen i Karlstad 17 maj 2013
Note

Stora globala utmaningar som klimatanpassning, hållbar utveckling, urbanisering eller ekonomisk utveckling diskuteras och hanteras såväl på högsta internationella nivå som lokalt. Överenskommelser och åtaganden inom exempelvis FN och EU behöver implementeras på nationell nivå, men framförallt på lokal nivå. Det saknas i många sammanhang konkret vägledning eller skrivna handböcker för den lokala utvecklingen, oftast pga. de stora kontextuella skillnader som finns geografiskt, ekonomiskt, strukturellt och befolkningsmässigt mellan olika kommuner eller lokala samhällen. Samtidigt är det på den lokala nivån som de reella förändringarna måste ske för en effektiv utveckling. Avsaknaden av vägledning innebär att många olika lösningar uppfinns, en del individuellt och en del i samverkan mellan kommuner eller olika organisationer. Dessa lösningar utgör en kunskapsbas som behöver både granskas och spridas. Vår undervisningsmodell är ett försök att från akademins sida bidra med kunskapsutveckling inom specifikt klimatanpassning och riskreducerande arbete. Modellen har inslag av ”blended learning”, socialt lärande och studier av praktiska exempel genom besök och samverkan med ett antal olika aktörer. Målgruppen är både yrkesverksamma och vanliga studenter. Presentationen innehåller exempel från tre olika kurser med nationellt och/eller internationellt fokus. Deltagarna har i kursvärderingar framhållit att modellen bl.a. genererar  informellt nätverkande, kunskapsbildning genom goda exempel, en gemensam problemidentifiering och ett holistiskt perspektiv.

Available from: 2013-05-24 Created: 2013-05-24 Last updated: 2017-12-28Bibliographically approved
Evers, M. & Nyberg, L. (2013). Transnational education for integrated flood risk management - the master course IFRM: [Transnationale bildung für integriertes hochwasserrisikomanagement - Der masterkurs "integrated flood risk management"]. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 57(3), 100-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transnational education for integrated flood risk management - the master course IFRM: [Transnationale bildung für integriertes hochwasserrisikomanagement - Der masterkurs "integrated flood risk management"]
2013 (English)In: Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, ISSN 1439-1783, Vol. 57, no 3, p. 100-109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Flood Risk Management (FRM) is a topic of growing importance. This is signiicantly illustrated by the European Directive on Flood Risk Management, which entered into force in 2007. FRM in general but also the Directive require integrated and interdisciplinary approaches and skills. Against this background the International Master Course "Integrated lood risk management" was developed and implemented under the EU project "Strategic Alliance for Water Management Actions" (SAWA). Six universities and 12 non-academic partners from ive European countries participated in the course. The paper describes the background and requirements of such an education ofer as well as its content and its pedagogical and organizational format. Furthermore, the implementation of the course and evaluation results are presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bundesanstalt gewasserkunde-BFG, 2013
Keywords
European Union; flood control; higher education; interdisciplinary approach; learning; risk assessment; traditional knowledge; university sector; water management, Europe
National Category
Environmental Sciences Climate Research
Research subject
Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-43941 (URN)10.5675/HyWa_2013,3_3 (DOI)000320097100003 ()2-s2.0-84878813672 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2018-10-18Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M., Nyberg, L., Evers, M. & Hansson, M. (2013). Using education and social learning in capacity building- the IntECR concept. Disaster Prevention and Management, 22(1), 17-28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using education and social learning in capacity building- the IntECR concept
2013 (English)In: Disaster Prevention and Management, ISSN 0965-3562, E-ISSN 1758-6100, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 17-28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to present a concept where social learning is used in education. Thematically, the concept is suitable for complex, interdisciplinary, societal challenges with a high degree of uncertainty regarding future changes. It is exemplified here by the need to link disaster risk reduction (DRR) with climate change adaptation (CCA) and flood risk management (FRM). The concept answers to the variety of adopted solutions and build-up of knowledge that exist, as a consequence of far-reaching local liabilities and initiatives. The concept advocates building of platforms and procedures where managers, stakeholders, researchers, policy makers, and regular students can meet, interact and learn from local examples.

Design/methodology/approach – The concept IntECR (integrated education, research and collaboration) has been tested in two courses during 2009 and 2010 around the Swedish lakes Vanern and Malaren. Seminars and field visits were arranged in ten different cities. Participants replied anonymously to a course evaluation and were questioned in groups about their perceived benefit from the concept.

Findings – Informal networking, holistic perspective, shared problem identification and the positive possibility to study several examples of local management in arrangements with high degree of structural openness, were mentioned by the participants as positive outcome of the concept.

Originality/value – The use of this educational concept aims to increase the adaptive capacity of societal entities through raised capacity of their individual members. The applied example is timely, relevant and a contribution to DRR and CCA

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013
Keywords
Climate change adaptation, risk reduction, social learning, education
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-26357 (URN)10.1108/09653561311301943 (DOI)000315059400003 ()
Available from: 2013-02-15 Created: 2013-02-15 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Svedung, I., Hedelin, B., Evers, M. & Nyberg, L. (2012). A socio-physical systems perspective on Land Use Planning: Mapping preconditions and planning process as a base for discussion. In: : . Paper presented at The 43rd ESReDA Seminar on Land Use Planning and Risk-Informed Decision Making Octobre 22-23, 2012 INSA-Rouen, 76801 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray Cedex, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A socio-physical systems perspective on Land Use Planning: Mapping preconditions and planning process as a base for discussion
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16064 (URN)
Conference
The 43rd ESReDA Seminar on Land Use Planning and Risk-Informed Decision Making Octobre 22-23, 2012 INSA-Rouen, 76801 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray Cedex, France
Available from: 2012-12-03 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L., Evers, M., Dahlström, M. & Pettersson, A. (2012). How to reduce flood risks in Lake Vänern - A sustainability perspective. Paper presented at State of Lake Vänern ecosystem (SOLVE, Vänersborg, Sweden, June 11-13, 2012..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to reduce flood risks in Lake Vänern - A sustainability perspective
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16052 (URN)
Conference
State of Lake Vänern ecosystem (SOLVE, Vänersborg, Sweden, June 11-13, 2012.
Available from: 2012-12-03 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M., Nyberg, L., Evers, M. & Hansson, M. (2012). Social learning in education – an important step in practical integration of preventive risk reduction and adaptation to climate change. In: : . Paper presented at 4th International disaster and risk conference IDRC (Global Risk Forum). Davos, Schwitzerland, August 26-30, 2012..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social learning in education – an important step in practical integration of preventive risk reduction and adaptation to climate change
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The potential of linking the preventive phase of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) with the adaptation in human society to forecasted consequences from climate change, has received growing acceptance internationally, but the integration of both fields is still at an embryonic stage. Integration in this case implies transdisciplinary approaches in complex fields where liabilities and stakeholders normally are found in different sectors and levels in society. For integration to be successful, a first step is to create platforms and contexts where participants may generate raised awareness about each other’s roles and evolve a shared problem identification. Social learning is a concept that has been used in many different contexts where uncertainty and change are crucial and challenging. It has earlier been linked as a suitable approach to issues such as public participation, governance or natural resource management. Here it is used in education, gathering among others stakeholders working within the fields of Flood Risk Management, DRR and Climate Change Adaptation at local or regional level around the two Swedish lakes Vänern and Mälaren. Teaching arrangements and didactic elements are described for the two pilot-courses that were held 2009-2010. The academic institutional arrangements favoured an open exchange and knowledge building, with local examples of management and strategies repeatedly in focus during several study visits in different cities along the shoreline. The elements of social learning facilitated the build-up of shared holistic perspectives, identified areas in need of development or research efforts and contributed to informal as well as formal relationships among participants.

National Category
Pedagogy Climate Research
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-15446 (URN)
Conference
4th International disaster and risk conference IDRC (Global Risk Forum). Davos, Schwitzerland, August 26-30, 2012.
Available from: 2012-11-06 Created: 2012-11-06 Last updated: 2018-07-20Bibliographically approved
Evers, M. & Nyberg, L. (2011). Coherence and inconsistency of European instruments for integrated river basin management. In: : . Paper presented at International conference on the status and future of the world's large rivers. Vienna, Austria, April 11-14, 2011..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coherence and inconsistency of European instruments for integrated river basin management
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Room for the River projects increase the level of flood protection by enlarging theconveyance and reducing hydraulic roughness. As a consequence sediment transportcapacities are reduced as well, causing shoals and a reduced navigation channel. Thelarge number of Room for the River measures and European Framework Directive(WFD) measures, aiming at an increase of the ecological potential (e.g. sidechannels), will result in much dredging, if no structural measures are implemented.The expected amount of dredging will be too large to handle. Therefore research isexecuted to limit the dredging effort by executing mitigating measures. Old principlesof irrigation are given new attention to be applied to side channels and channelsbetween longitudinal dams and the river bank ('bank channels'). A new round ofnormalisation works may be necessary, to limit dredging activities. Boundaryconditions for river managemant are stopping autonomous bed degradation andeconomic sustainability of sets of measures that can cope with the hydromorphologicconsequences of the Room for the River and WFD measures

National Category
Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16053 (URN)
Conference
International conference on the status and future of the world's large rivers. Vienna, Austria, April 11-14, 2011.
Available from: 2012-12-03 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, L., Evers, M., Andersson-Skold, Y., Johansson, M. & Blumenthal, B. (2010). Sustainability Aspects of Flood Risk Management: Interrelations and Challenges. In: SELECTED PAPERS FROM IDRC ON RISK REDUCTION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT: . Paper presented at 3rd International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) (pp. 101-107). HARBIN INST TECHNOLOGY, P R CHINA, 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainability Aspects of Flood Risk Management: Interrelations and Challenges
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2010 (English)In: SELECTED PAPERS FROM IDRC ON RISK REDUCTION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT, HARBIN INST TECHNOLOGY, P R CHINA , 2010, Vol. 1, p. 101-107Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aspects of sustainable development are crucial for Flood Risk Management (FRM). These aspects are relevant for the flood risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk-reduction. Two case studies are used to identify potential conflicts between different values: Lake Vanern and Gota alv River in Sweden and Elbe River in Germany. In both cases there are diverging interests of how to manage the systems, e.g. how to regulate water levels and use floodplains. The conclusion is that the relevant sustainability aspects must be identified, addressed and valued in the risk management process, especially for different risk-reducing measure options.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
HARBIN INST TECHNOLOGY, P R CHINA, 2010
Keywords
Flood Risk Management, Sustainability, Lake Vanem, Elbe River
National Category
Climate Research
Research subject
Risk and Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40550 (URN)000298969300018 ()
Conference
3rd International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC)
Available from: 2016-02-17 Created: 2016-02-17 Last updated: 2016-03-01Bibliographically approved
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